Nappy Metaphysic: Special Hardcover Edition
Combining poems from thirty years of writing with new work, Coleman has created an indelible collection that's hard to put down. He mixes love, philosophy, the political, and social commentary with personal history, winding it all around the lives of black folks producing a heady mix of rage and insight while holding a mirror up to the broader culture. This is a collection of poems you will want to read over and over again.
This special hardcover edition of Nappy Metaphysic includes new poems not included in the original paperback version. In response to the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Coleman has written new work in an attempt to express his rage, sadness, and hope in the face of the continuing struggle to get the nation to understand that Black Lives Matter.
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About the Author
- Gil Duran
Editor Sacramento Bee With Gerald L. Coleman's Nappy Metaphysic the reader begins where "a natty halo/ of thick curls" was unquestioningly believed beautiful and lands in a place where anyone can have the name freedom fighter, and the bounty of a lover who "gargles with music" may be fully ingested once we know the taste of tomorrow.
- K. Nicole Wilson
Author of This Temple Throw away your hotcombs, perms, weaves and fake ass dreads and wrap your head around these nappy poems.
- Frank X Walker
Author of Last Will, Last Testament, Kentucky Poet Laureate 2013-2015
I enjoyed this collection of poetry immensely. This collection has poetry that is evocative of Southern nights, love lost and found, Black pride, the tenaciousness of racism, and the love between mother and son. I laughed, I cried, and I put the book down many times to just savor the poems in my mind.
- Kenesha Williams Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine